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MBC DG Aubrey Sumbuleta Admits to Mistakes, Pledges ‘Never Again’

Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Director General Aubrey Sumbuleta has admitted that the public broadcaster did not give its best to Malawians in the past years. Sumbuleta made the admission yesterday at MBC Television in the commercial city of Blantyre during familiarization tour by the newly appointed Minister of Information Gospel Kazako. When addressing members of staff of the corporation, Kazako said the state funded broadcaster has...

Minister Gospel Kazako For Clean, Independent MBC

Newly appointed Minister of Information Gospel Kazako has promised to make the state broadcaster Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) clean and independent when executing its duties. Kazako said this yesterday when he visited the media house on a familiarization tour. In his remarks, Kazako pledged to reconstruct the public broadcaster as one way of restoring long gone trust from the general public due to its active involvement...

MISA asks police to act on journalist’s assault cases

The Media Institute of Southern Africa, (MISA) Malawi chapter, has expressed concern over the unconcluded cases of attacks on journalists who have been harassed while inline of duty. MISA condemned the development through its statement released on 10th January, following the assault of Tuntufye Radio journalist, Patricia Kayuni, who was harassed by demonstrators in Chitipa, on Thursday. Kayuni was assaulted for allegedly taking pictures of the protesters...

MISA commends govt for removing tax on broadcasting equipment

MISA Malawi has commended government for removing tax on radio and television broadcasting equipment, with a plea for government to consider scrapping off duty on newsprint and setting of the date for the implementation of the Access To Information ATI Act. In a statement released Saturday 14 June 2020, MISA Malawi Chairperson Teresa Ndanga describes Newspapers as essential to democracy, access to information by the...

MACRA asks media houses to provide correct and relevant information on Covid-19

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) says correct and relevant information on Covid-19 by the media can save lives, while irresponsible reporting cost lives. MACRA Director General Godfrey Itai spoke Monday morning in Lilongwe on the sidelines of a training of media managers on responsible coverage of the pandemic. Itai has noted that some political leaders,using broadcasters, have been misleading Malawians that the Covid-19 pandemic is...

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